Did you know that you can now recycle soft plastics at our local Co-op on Clayhill Road? 

Here is some information from the Co-op website to help you recycle even more!


What are soft plastics?

Soft plastics are lightweight plastics that often cannot be placed in recycling bins at home. Think plastic film lids on yoghurt pots, soft fruit punnets and ready meals, as well as plastic crisp packets, pasta bags and chocolate or biscuit wrappers.

What they’re not are plastic bottles, tubs, pots, trays and caps. If you’re not sure, a simple test is to scrunch it up and if it pings back, it’s a useful indicator it’s soft plastic.

Soft plastics recycling is easy. Just follow these three steps:

· Clean it – First, rinse your packaging out.

· Scrunch it – Now, scrunch it up tight – if it pings back, it’s a useful indicator it’s soft plastic.

· Co-op it – Pop it into our soft plastics recycling unit at a Co-op near you.

· Thin plastic lids of all types
· Kitchen towel, toilet roll, nappy bag, cotton wool wrappers
· Pouches – microwave rice, pre-cooked mussels, petfood, etc
· Fruit & veg nets, bags and wrappers
· Plastic sauce sachets
· Ordinary carrier bags
· Bread bags
· Crisps, nuts, snacks bags
· Bags from:
· Cereal and porridge
· Dried goods – dried fruit, pasta, rice, sugar, pulses, etc
· Frozen foods and ice cubes

Wrappers & Film
· Chocolate and sweets bags and wrappers
· Biscuit wrappers
· Cling film
· Pizza wrapping film
· Bread product wrappers:
· Croissants
· Pancakes
· Naan bread
· Pitta bread
· Garlic bread
· Fresh pasta
· Wrappers from:
· Cheese, pastry, cakes, Yorkshire puddings
· baby wipes, etc
· Meat, poultry and joints
· Tea and teabags, ground coffee, etc
· Pies, pastries, sausage rolls,
· Household textiles, scourers, rubber gloves, etc
· Gift-wrap, greetings cards, etc
· Flower wrappers
· Petfood wrappers

· Compostable carrier bags
· Compostable and biodegradable bags & wrappers
· Plastic bottles
· Plastic tray